Michael McDonald and I observed a nice collection of waterbirds in the
flooded field at the intersection of Sand Rd. and Grosse Pt. in
Ferrisburgh this morning (10 May).
1 Snowy Egret, plus Greater and Lesser yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper,
Least Sandpiper, and Semipalmated Plover.
It's hard to know how long the water will remain, but with the field
plowed, I don't think the grass will grow up to obscure visibility like
it has when the field has been in hay.
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Subject: eBird Report - Fort Cassin / Porter Bay, May 10, 2014
Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 15:07:58 -0400 (EDT)
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Fort Cassin / Porter Bay, Addison, US-VT
May 10, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:10 PM
Comments: Flooded plowed field viewed from Sand Rd. and Grosse Pt. intersection
Canada Goose 8
Wood Duck 2
American Wigeon 3
American Black Duck 49
Green-winged Teal 4
Snowy Egret 1
Semipalmated Plover 6 Shorebird fallout while we were counting ducks. More birds came in over the course of the count. SEPL easily identified by small size and single neck ring.
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 41 Shorebird fallout while we were counting ducks. More birds came in over the course of the count. LEYE carefully counted and distinguished from GRYE by relative size. No other species with similar body size and bright yellow legs.
Least Sandpiper 17 Shorebird fallout while we were counting ducks. More birds came in over the course of the count. Although we couldn't see leg color from the distance we were observing birds, we could see very slightly decurved bills. All were similar sized peeps with relatively bright red-brown backs and well-defined breast streaking. Looked carefully for SESA but did not see any different species.
Ring-billed Gull 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
American Pipit 1 Fly over
Yellow Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
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